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The Book Of Illusions

Author : Paul Auster
ISBN : 9781466817654
Genre : Fiction
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A man's obsession with a silent-film star sends him on a journey into a shadow world of lies, illusions, and unexpected love Six months after losing his wife and two young sons in an airplane crash, Vermont professor David Zimmer spends his waking hours mired in a blur of alcoholic grief and self-pity. Then, watching television one night, he stumbles upon a clip from a lost silent film by comedian Hector Mann. Zimmer's interest is piqued, and he soon finds himself embarking on a journey around the world to research a book on this mysterious figure, who vanished from sight in 1929 and has been presumed dead for sixty years. When the book is published the following year, a letter turns up in Zimmer's mailbox bearing a return address from a small town in New Mexico-supposedly written by Hector's wife. "Hector has read your book and would like to meet you. Are you interested in paying us a visit?" Is the letter a hoax, or is Hector Mann still alive? Torn between doubt and belief, Zimmer hesitates, until one night a strange woman appears on his doorstep and makes the decision for him, changing his life forever. This stunning novel plunges the reader into a universe in which the comic and the tragic, the real and the imagined, the violent and the tender dissolve into one another. With The Book of Illusions, one of America's most powerful and original writers has written his richest, most emotionally charged work yet.

The Book Of Illusions

Author : Tom Mason
ISBN : 0439327024
Genre : Magic tricks
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A collection of "magic" tricks and how they are performed.

The Book Of Illusions And Paintings

Author : Kirke Ralph
ISBN : OCLC:727025196
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The Little Giant Book Of Optical Illusions

Author : Keith Kay
ISBN : 0806961740
Genre : Games & Activities
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A collection of hundreds of optical illusions, including classic examples from various sources and new drawings

Critical Reflections

Author : James A. Parr
ISBN : 0838756425
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This volume seeks to explore developments in the study of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spanish literature over the past decade through the prism of a homage volume that recognizes the contributions of James A. Parr. In his ground-breaking 1974 essay in Hispania, he challenged Hispanists to take note of developments in the fields of English and Comparative Studies, not to jump on the bandwagon, but to explore the emerging approaches to textual study in order to identify and adapt those aspects that could help to illuminate the field. In his own work, Parr followed that advice, with studies that incorporated new approaches to genre theory, narratology, and canonicity in order to explore dramatic and prose texts, and Don Quixote. The studies in this anthology make use of many of Parr's innovations, indicating that his work has had a long-lasting impact on the field of Golden Age Hispanism.

Freedom From Illusion

Author : Osho
ISBN : 099123782X
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An anthology of the complex issues of the ego, ambition, power and destructiveness from the perspective of a contemporary mystic. Osho shows the way to liberation from the illusions of the personality through an internal revolution - the psychology of the Buddhas. The ego is just the opposite of your real self. The ego is not you. It never allows you even a glimpse of your real authentic self, and your life is there, in your authenticity. Hence, this ego only produces misery, suffering, fighting, frustration, madness, suicide, murder -- all kinds of crime.

The Great Book Of Optical Illusions

Author : Al Seckel
ISBN : 1552976505
Genre : Games & Activities
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Presents over 270 examples and works of art designed to trick the eye, including explanations for each illusion, information on the artists, and discussions about the science of illusion.

Science Des Illusions Anglais

Author : Jacques Ninio
ISBN : 0801437709
Genre : Psychology
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A specialist in visual perception, Ninio (Centre National des Recherches Scientifiques, Paris) presents many classic and new illusions, explains the underlying logic of the various types, and suggests their value for neurological and physiological research. He does not provide an index. La Science d

The Palace Of Illusions

Author : Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
ISBN : 9780307472496
Genre : Fiction
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Taking us back to a time that is half history, half myth and wholly magical, bestselling author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni gives voice to Panchaali, the fire-born heroine of the Mahabharata, as she weaves a vibrant retelling of an ancient epic saga. Married to five royal husbands who have been cheated out of their father's kingdom, Panchaali aids their quest to reclaim their birthright, remaining at their side through years of exile and a terrible civil war. But she cannot deny her complicated friendship with the enigmatic Krishna—or her secret attraction to the mysterious man who is her husbands' most dangerous enemy—as she is caught up in the ever-manipulating hands of fate. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Wisdom Collection Complete Works Of Aphorisms Reference Edition

Author : Sorin Cerin
ISBN : 9781499109979
Genre : Philosophy
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The famous Wisdom Collection, is considered by experts one of the most important works of the century.In this collection is published the entire works of aphorisms written by the author, until the date of printing, April 2014, summing 11486 aphorisms. Sorin Cerin has lately approached similar fundamental themes, in the genre of aphorisms. Creations that, through the language of literary theory, are part of the sapient creation, containing aphorisms, proverbs, maxims etc. which "sont les echos de l'experience", that makes you wonder how such a young author can have such a vast and varied life experience, transfigured with talent in hundreds of copies on genre of wisdom.As to fairly appreciate the sapient literature in this six volumes of Sorin Cerin, The so-called sapient genre knows a long tradition in the universal literature, since Homer up to Marc Aurelius, Rochefoucauld, Baltasar Gracian, Schopenhauer and many others, Sorin Cerin has carried, as he tells us through his aphorisms..In Sorin Cerin's aphorisms, we discover his own experience of a fragile soul and a lucid mind, expressed through a concentrated and dense form.Philosophical, social, psychological and moral observations.Sorin Cerin is a "moralist" with a contemporary thinking and sensibility. Some of his aphorisms, which are concentrated just like energy in an atom, are real poems in one single verse. Many of his gnomic formulations are the expression of an ever-searching mind, of a penetrating, equilibrated way of thinking, based on the pertinent observation of the human being and of life, but also of rich bookish information.Hus, he dears to define immortality as "moment's eternity" and admits to "destiny's freedom to admit his own death facing eternity", "God's moment of eternity which mirrors for eternity in Knowledge, thus becoming transient, thus Destiny which is the mirror imagine of immortality"."Immortality is desolated only for those who do not love", "immortality is the being's play of light with Destiny, so both of them understand the importance of love".Nevertheless, the gnomic, sapient literature is difficult to achieve, but Sorin Cerin has the resources to accomplish for the highest exigency. He has proved it in his ability to correlate The Absolute with Truth, Hope, Faith, Sin, Falsehood, Illusion, Vanity, Destiny, The Absurd, Happiness, etc.

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